Debra Cassens Weiss

Senior Writer (Web)

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Debra Cassens Weiss, a senior writer for the web, joined the ABA Journal staff in 1986. She was previously the managing editor, an assistant managing editor and news editor. She had worked as a news researcher for WMAQ-TV in Chicago, as a reporter and editor at the City News Bureau of Chicago, and as a newscaster at WMRO and WAUR radio (Aurora, Ill.). Weiss has a JD from DePaul University College of Law and a BA in English from the University of Illinois.

Recent Articles

Legal industry loses 1,700 jobs in March
Apr 3, 2020, 12:10 pm CDT

Trump nominee to DC Circuit was rated ‘not qualified’ by ABA for trial court judgeship
Apr 3, 2020, 11:54 am CDT

Some law firms delay start of summer associate programs because of novel coronavirus
Apr 3, 2020, 09:54 am CDT

Legal aid programs likely to be hard hit by drop in IOLTA funds, group warns
Apr 3, 2020, 09:41 am CDT

Afternoon Briefs: Seyfarth withdraws after controversial filing; law firm scammer seeks release
Apr 2, 2020, 05:01 pm CDT

We worked harder than today’s young lawyers, nearly half of surveyed partners say
Apr 2, 2020, 04:40 pm CDT

BigLaw pay cuts and layoffs are likely to multiply, experts say; which firms are doing it?
Apr 2, 2020, 12:08 pm CDT

Above the Law founder David Lat is being discharged after COVID-19 battle
Apr 2, 2020, 10:26 am CDT

NYU Law Review wins dismissal of suit challenging its racial and gender preferences
Apr 2, 2020, 10:09 am CDT

US agencies have to stop transferring, promoting alleged sexual harassers, report says
Apr 1, 2020, 02:33 pm CDT

Pryor Cashman furloughs some associates during coronavirus crisis
Apr 1, 2020, 12:49 pm CDT

Baker Donelson temporarily cuts pay, furloughs some employees because of COVID-19
Apr 1, 2020, 10:27 am CDT

5th Circuit allows Texas to enforce abortion ban during pending appeal
Apr 1, 2020, 10:04 am CDT

Afternoon Briefs: Ex-BigLaw partner gets home jailing for COVID-19 risk; lawsuit sees immigration-court safety risk
Mar 31, 2020, 04:58 pm CDT

Cadwalader cuts pay, pauses partner distributions because of coronavirus financial impact
Mar 31, 2020, 04:06 pm CDT

FBI secret wiretap applications had errors and made assertions lacking factual backup, audit says
Mar 31, 2020, 03:19 pm CDT

Law prof suggests COVID-19 will gradually weaken, spars with reporter who questions theory
Mar 31, 2020, 02:46 pm CDT

Megachurch pastor is arrested for hosting Sunday services despite order limiting gatherings
Mar 31, 2020, 10:32 am CDT

Federal judges in Texas and Ohio block pandemic-related abortion bans
Mar 31, 2020, 09:55 am CDT

Pay cuts, layoffs, lower partner distributions part of BigLaw response to COVID-19 impact
Mar 30, 2020, 04:56 pm CDT

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